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The Glasshouse @ The Grove

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The Grove Hotel, Chandler's Cross WD3 4TG, England
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12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sun 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Glasshouse restaurant is tucked away inside The Grove at Chandler's...
The Glasshouse restaurant is tucked away inside The Grove at Chandler's Cross - a luxury country house hotel set in 300 acres of woodlands in Hertfordshire. This lively, informal restaurant is nicknamed the 'theatre of cooking' as its chef prepare British, Asian and Mediterranean dishes in spectacular style, then serve them buffet-style for everyone to enjoy. The Glasshouse is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the dining room is decorated with contemporary chandeliers, a backlit bar, floor to ceiling windows with views of the hotel's formal gardens, and designer chairs. Popular with fashionable hotel residents and locals for breakfast meetings, business lunches and relaxed evening meals, The Glasshouse is a fun and stylish dining destination.Please note this restaurant only takes bookings one month in advance.
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    Very good
  • 53
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  • 33
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Gourmet buffet. Oxymoron?

It is not very often that buffet and great food are use in the same sentence, but that is what you get here. There is a cost, in this case £52 a head without drinks so its not a cheap meal but nice for a treat every every now and again. There is so much worth trying that you need... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Paul021
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Watford
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  • Special occasions
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Watford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

It is not very often that buffet and great food are use in the same sentence, but that is what you get here. There is a cost, in this case £52 a head without drinks so its not a cheap meal but nice for a treat every every now and again. There is so much worth trying that you need... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

took my friend to The Grove Glasshouse ..the bar area to have an afternoon tea and snack. When we arrived, we were told that a waiter will see to us in a short while. Waited 10 minutes, no one came to ask for our orders. There were a couple of waitress standing around but were not serving. My friend had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I have been visiting the Glasshouse for years and was brought here for a birthday lunch 3 weeks ago. We were booked for approx 2.30 - really not that late for a Sunday lunch. Food was up to the reasonably good standard, however that was when it was available! Very disappointingly the staff seemed only to care about clearing away... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

We recently went with our family to The Glasshouse at The Grove for Sunday lunch. The range and quality of food on their buffet is second to none and the presentation is excellent. The staff are delightful and very welcoming. If the weather is good it's a bonus to spend some time wandering in the beautifully kept gardens and grounds.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Rather unique formula, good quality buffet, eat as much as you like at inflated price. Food was nice especially the beef rib. Surroundings are very pleasant. Plenty of choice food wise. However at this price (£145 including drinks plus sc) i don't expect an eat as much as you like. What I do expect is something which will tantalise my... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Visited with my husband for an anniversary dinner. We were lucky to get a voucher as a wedding gift from our friends. The service is wonderful a person every few feet as you enter to point you in the right direction. The food is very fresh. Counters inc : seafood, mezze, pan Asian, Indian, roast, salad, dessert and cheese. I... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Have been to the Glasshouse before but on this occasion meal fell short of expectations. Booked on-line a month before, only time offered was 9pm on a Saturday night. Bit late but it was my birthday and wanted to go. When we got there, restaurant was not full so shame we could not have been contacted and offered an earlier... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We have been to the Grove several times before to the Spa and for afternoon tea which have always been excellent. The Glasshouse did not fail to impress either. Very busy and the Aston Villa football team were staying there, as do many sporting teams as it is a luxury hotel with excellent facilities and championship golf course only a... More 

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Ampthill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

What a lovely room, quiet relaxing atmosphere, excellent tables and comfy seating, the buffet is amazing and has lots of choice, excellent meats and fish, make sure you book

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Selby, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Family lunch today at the Glasshouse, last time we came we were a bit disappointed but glad to say all was back to normal today. Sun was out so we had our coffee outside... meal was as usual super buffet and wonderful main meals, rib of beef of course, also lamb , chicken, pork and some fish dishes......... ate too... More 

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Additional Information about The Glasshouse @ The Grove

Address: The Grove Hotel, Chandler's Cross WD3 4TG, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Chandler's Cross
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 62 - 93
Cuisine: International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Grove Hotel, Chandler's Cross WD3 4TG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Chandler's Cross

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 62 - 93
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

The Glasshouse restaurant is tucked away inside The Grove at Chandler's Cross - a luxury country house hotel set in 300 acres of woodlands in Hertfordshire. This lively, informal restaurant is nicknamed the 'theatre of cooking' as its chef prepare British, Asian and Mediterranean dishes in spectacular style, then serve them buffet-style for everyone to enjoy. The Glasshouse is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the dining room is decorated with contemporary chandeliers, a backlit bar, floor to ceiling windows with views of the hotel's formal gardens, and designer chairs. Popular with fashionable hotel residents and locals for breakfast meetings, business lunches and relaxed evening meals, The Glasshouse is a fun and stylish dining destination.Please note this restaurant only takes bookings one month in advance.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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